Grainger dominates this week's Top 5 with a sluggish quarterly financial report and news of potential expansion, while fellow Big 50 list companies Fastenal, MSC Industrial, and ERIKS-owned Lewis-Goetz were each big items as well.
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The Swedish bearing manufacturer had a sales increase in all three of its business areas, while Christian Johansson takes over an executive role.
The policy, known as Trade Promotion Authority, allows Congress to establish priorities for trade talks but prevents lawmakers from altering agreed-upon deals when they come up for approval votes.
More durable and visible than metal nameplates, NFi Plastic Nameplates can incorporate full-color and metallic inks, photographs, sealed windows with serial numbers, date codes, and other details.
For salespeople to convince the cynics, they need to get past price. Getting past price means changing the conversation to total cost.
Recent reports, however, suggested the unions that helped bankroll the ongoing wage campaign may be turning away from efforts to organize union elections for low-wage workers.
According to this year’s report, the bulk of the cyberattacks (70 percent) use a combination of both sophisticated and old techniques and involve a secondary victim, adding complexity to a breach.
As part of the agreement, GPTG’s product line of silicon carbide semiconductors will be extended to Digi-Key’s global customer base of 550,000 design engineers.
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Along with industrial warehouses already testing and implementing smart glasses, other wearable technology like smartwatches and fitness bands are making their way into plant floors as well.
The National Association of Manufacturers and the MAPI Foundation argue that exempting their companies' foreign earnings from corporate taxes would allow corporations to return them to U.S. shores.
Along with a disappointing quarterly earnings report, Grainger announced plans to extensively hire more sales reps and buy back $1 billion of stock in 2015.
Tim Van Linge takes over the leadership position for the U.S. southwest independent distributor of industrial gases and equipment.
The CEO/president transition represents next step in the execution of Horizon’s long-term strategic plan, with internal promotions setting the stage for streamlined growth.
The company is expanding its cut protection portfolio with a suite of new HyFlex gloves featuring INTERCEPT Cut Resistance Technology.
For the first three months of the year, industrial output fell at an annual rate of 1 percent, the worst quarterly performance since the first quarter of 2009 during the Great Recession.
Price and product intelligence provider 360pi's analysis of more than 30,000 Amazon auto parts reveal the e-tailer's price-matching strategy to reinforce market leadership.
Weiler also gave an additional $4,500 in products to help with the build, and sent 51 workers to New Orleans to participate in February.
Two industrial distributors from Texas and one from New Zealand join the fold of the Power Transmission Distributors Association.
The new galvanometer allows a single motion controller running a unified program to take over every aspect of a laser scanning process.
As consolidation continues to increase, what MSC CEO Erik Gershwind said in the company's post-financial earnings conference call should give pause to other industrial distributors as to the importance of streamlining their supply chain efforts.